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A 35-year-old member asked:

Symptoms of strep throat if you don't have tonsils?

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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Essentially the same: Strep throat is strep throat--a bacterial infection due to exposure to a specific germ called streptococcus. Headache, sore throat, red throat, swollen lymph nodes of the neck, nausea, vomiting, generalized achiness or malaise, even a fine sandpapery red rash known as scarletina can occur whether one has tonsils or not. Admittedly the chance of strep throat seems less after tonsillectectomy.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of strep throat without tonsils?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Pretty much same: Sore throat, fever, and pain while swallowing.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get strep throat if you don't have any tonsils?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Even in the absence of tonsils, you can still get a strep infection.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What to do if i can still get strep throat if i don't have tonsils?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: You may not get the tonsillitis but you can still get a strep infection.
A member asked:

Even with your tonsils out can you get strep throat?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: The tonsils and adenoids represent large collections of gland tissue that are often involved with strep infections. After removal of most of those structures there will still be other glandular tissue present that can become infected with strep.
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A 17-year-old male asked:

Can i get strep throat without tonsils?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
Absolutely: Streptococcal pharyngitis is not dependent on the presence or absence of tonsils, so the answer is yes! a simple swab will confirm your diagnosis in a few minutes, and you can immediately start appropriate therapy. Good luck.

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